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Norwegian Ski Jumper Silje Opseth Sets Women’s World Record in Vikersund

Vikersund, March 18, 2024, The Europe Today: Norwegian ski jumper Silje Opseth soared to new heights, setting a women’s world record with a jaw-dropping leap of 230.5 meters down the legendary Monsterbakken in Vikersund, Norway on Sunday.

The 24-year-old athlete initially stunned spectators with a trial jump of 236 meters, but unfortunately, her landing resulted in a fall, leaving her with bloody injuries to her face. Undeterred by the setback, Opseth showcased her resilience and unwavering focus, ultimately clinching the world record with her final jump.

Opseth’s incredible feat highlights her exceptional talent and determination, solidifying her position as one of the most formidable ski jumpers in the world.

Meanwhile, fellow Norwegian Eirin Maria Kvandal emerged as the overall winner of the inaugural women’s Ski Flying World Cup, showcasing impressive performances with flights of 202 and 212 meters. Slovenian athlete Ema Klinec secured third place in the competition, adding to the international flair of the event.

It is worth noting that Ema Klinec had previously held the women’s world record, achieving a remarkable distance of 226 meters at the same location one year prior. Opseth’s achievement marks a historic moment in the sport, underscoring the continuous progression and evolution of women’s ski jumping.

The electrifying atmosphere in Vikersund and the exceptional performances of athletes from around the globe have solidified the women’s Ski Flying World Cup as a thrilling addition to the world of winter sports.

Opseth’s record-breaking jump not only etches her name into the annals of ski jumping history but also serves as an inspiration to aspiring athletes worldwide, demonstrating the transformative power of perseverance and dedication in the pursuit of excellence.